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| 16 April, 2018

New WhatsApp update allows you to download deleted pictures, videos

Underlines fact that platform continues to store personal media on their servers.

A 3D printed Whatsapp logo is seen in front of a displayed Whatsapp logo in this illustration September 14, 2017. Image used for illustrative purpose.

A 3D printed Whatsapp logo is seen in front of a displayed Whatsapp logo in this illustration September 14, 2017. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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We have all been through this. Once you have deleted media including photos and videos on WhatApp, it is lost. You can never re-download the same on WhatsApp again.

But now WhatsApp is testing a new feature on its beta app for Android that will let you re-download deleted photos, videos, GIFs, voice messages, documents.

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According to a report on wabetainfo.com, WhatsApp has been allowing download of deleted media since a few days. It underlines the fact that the platform continues to store our media on their servers, even after deleting them.

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